Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out, crossed a huge milestone over the weekend, when it surpassed $100 million at the box office.
The horror film, produced by Blumhouse, made $30.5 million in its opening weekend, but word of mouth and positive reviews has catapulted it to over $100 million at the domestic box office in just its third weekend. To date, it has a total domestic haul of $111 million, eclipsing the extremely modest $4.5 million budget.
The feat took place despite Peele being a first time director and the relative unknown Daniel Kaluuya taking the leading role. And, it proves that black actors can carry a film to crossover box office success.
According to BlackFilm.com, this Jordan Peele the first Black writer-director to surpass $100M with his feature debut.
Get Out is the fastest film to reach the mark for Blumhouse, which was also behind Split, as well as the Paranormal Activity and the Insidious franchises.
Also, Get Out is only the second non-franchise film this year to cross the $100 million mark at the box office.